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Our water pressure in our house is gone. we have a well. do you think the well is out of water? do we just need to wait till it rains?

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  • kevin adderley Apr 06, 2013

    my pump just shut off power is still to the control box i then remove the cover from the control box for about 5 minutes replacing the cover and it turn back on .what might be the problem

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    Hannah Schroeder Oct 14, 2017

    I don't know a lot about these things, but it's interesting that you think the water pressure might increase if it rains. I wonder if it hasn't rained there for a while. My water has stopped coming at all, and I haven't been able to shower for three days. I think it might be a good idea for both of us to get a well pump repair service to take a look at our wells. http://www.dcwd.org

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If you did manage to run enough water to dry the well, it should only be temporary, until enough groundwater flows back to your well. This should only take maybe an hour and shouldn't depend on frequent rain. If your well did respond to rain, your well would be quickly contaminated. However, there could be other problems. If you have the type of well where the pump is located down in the ground, and your water pressure doesn't come back soon, then you have a problem in that the pump is not working. If you have a "shallow well" type of pump, where the pump is located above ground (in your basement, or under the house) then the pump may have lost it's prime. A shallow-well pump needs the pump to be full of water before it can pump the water from the well.

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You need better control the Well Pump
Install an advance digital controller on the Pump motor and do better monitoring.
Some modern Digital controllers are very sophisticated and provide a Dry-Well recovery automatically, by constant monitoring a water level and do not dry your well intentionally.
Check this out: www.SAMConrollers.com

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Make sure pump did not loose its prime. and pressure tank is holding pressure.tank could have a bad bladder in it.

Posted on Apr 19, 2012

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    jeff bennett Apr 19, 2012

    make sure pump did not loose its prime. and pressure tank is holding pressure.tank could have a bad bladder in it.

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